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#1150738 - 02/06/19 10:03 AM Hello folks from MAB  
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Hello folks, MAB here.
I got a note from Brian (thanks for reaching out bud) that reminded me I had not been around for a while, so I thought I Would drop by and say hello. I'm sorry I've not been around but a few computer crashes, some browser problems and well, anything dealing with the Internet is sometimes more problems than it is worth.

I have dropped by from time to time to read much of the goings on but if I can't add much to a discussion I simply don't. My role is more in the creative songwriting process and teaching that to others, the art of performance, networking and certain elements of the music business, mostly relating to building careers. When everyone get into the in's and out's of social networking, the current state of money, or lack thereof, in the music industry, the political spectrum, or trying to make sense out of some very nonsensical things, I don't really have a lot to say about those. So I don't.

But I am always around if anyone has some thoughts or questions on their mind. The year has started out as usual, a little slow, "Nashville pretty much shuts down around the middle of November and then starts back around the middle of Feb. as recordings, touring schedules, showcases, and the business gears back up.
For me, that includes people coming into Nashville from outside, trying to gain a foothold and understand their own journey's better. Over the past month I've been involved with working with several young people from Australia on a music school trip, a retired Afghanistan veteran, from Oregon working on his band's music, and a new Australian woman on a three month vacation including Nashville in her musical journey. We all wrote songs, I took them around the town and helped them build their own musical universe that can help continue in their own states and countries.

That's a majority of what we get here. People coming in, getting some classes and education, then go back to their own neck of the woods to continue and apply what they've learned. Works quite well.

This weekend will be a "team building" day, where a corporation comes to town for their conventions or work related trips, and get several of us songwriters, often huge hit writers, who will huddle with them for thirty minutes to an hour and write a song, usually around their business. Interesting to try and use "inside language and terms" that you don't even understand. And fun to hear the entire group hear it when they are played and the laughs and inside "baseball stuff" that they only understand.

So it all continues. I hope all of your lives are going well and you continue to support the site here and all Brian's efforts. WE are all lucky to have an opportunity.

Good luck to you all.

#1150739 - 02/06/19 10:55 AM Re: Hello folks from MAB [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Glad to hear from you, Marc:

Don't be a stranger. JPF and other music oriented sites need your wisdom and experience.

Regards, ----Dave

#1150740 - 02/06/19 11:11 AM Re: Hello folks from MAB [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Hi Marc.
It seems everything shuts down this time of year.
I can't even find a decent plumber without booking a month in advance.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.




#1150741 - 02/06/19 11:16 AM Re: Hello folks from MAB [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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Aw, Well,
It's great to see you back Marc. Humm, who are you again? Just kidding! My used to be Publisher called me and said he was moving back to Brunswick, from New York and then called again and said he can't sell his house so his plans are off. I haven't contacted any music Publishers lately because they all already have enough songs they can't place and don't need anymore. I have plenty of good songs and no place to send them. He Haw!

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#1150745 - 02/06/19 12:36 PM Re: Hello folks from MAB [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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I enjoy your inside thoughts on Nashville. Please continue.



#1150792 - 02/08/19 07:59 PM Re: Hello folks from MAB [Re: Marc Barnette]  
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It's always good to see you around. You don't have to write a thesis about the business when you come, you can just comment on a topic with a simple statement or agree or disagree with something, or share something that happened to you or promote something you're doing. It's a family here and it is always nice to have a visit from uncle MAB.


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